Graeme Thompson

last updated 12/22/2016

Graeme J. Thompson

Governor at Reserve Bank of Australia

65 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
HQ Phone:
+61 2 9551 8111

General Information


Governor - Hummersknott Academy

Chairman - House With No Steps

Chief Executive Officer - APRA?s

Governor - Deputy

Regulator, APRA Speech - prudential

Chairman - American Personal & Private Chef Association


Board Member - Indue Ltd

Board Member - Companies House

Board Member - Past & Reserve Bank

Member - PSB

Recent News  

Indue Website

Graeme Thompson was appointed to the Board in 2006.
Prior to this appointment he was the CEO of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and member of the Payments System Board from 1998 to 2003. Previously Mr Thompson held a number of senior positions at the Reserve Bank (RBA), including Deputy Governor with responsibility for banking supervision and payments system policy from 1993 to 1998, and Assistant Governor (Financial Institutions). He was chairman of the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) from 1995 to 1998. He is currently a company director and consultant on financial regulation.

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Our Board - House With No Steps

BEC (HONS), FAICD Graeme Thompson was appointed to the Board in February 2004 and elected Chairman in October 2007. He brings over 30 years experience in the financial services sector, where he held various senior positions with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Mr Thompson is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and the chairman and a director of various organisations.

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business as usual ... | Your Democracy

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor Graeme Thompson, who is also a former chief of banking regulator APRA, was the Chairman of both Note Printing and Securency.
The directors sitting beneath Mr Thompson on the NPA board during this period were former RBA assistant governor Leslie Austin, corporate heavyweight and federal government adviser Dick Warburton, who is also a former RBA board member, and former Liberal Party treasurer Mark Bethwaite. Mr Thompson, Mr Austin and British businessman Bill Lowther are among the directors who oversaw Securency in the period of the alleged offences. Mr Hood also revealed that Mr Thompson and other directors, including Mr Bethwaite and Dick Warburton, agreed to conceal from Nepali authorities the secret commissions that NPA had paid to an agent in Nepal. NICK MCKENZIE, FOUR CORNERS: Graeme Thompson and his fellow directors have walked away from what may be the worst governance failure in recent history. Graeme Thompson is at superannuation giant AMP, Mark Bethwaite's been appointed to the NSW's Government's water catchment authority; Dick Warburton is a director at Westfield and Bob Rankin was given the Reserve Bank's top European post.

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